Sunday, March 16, 2008

Butcher Bird

Northern Shrikes are called butcher birds because of the way they hang their kills on thorns. They are the only predatory songbird. My shrike often visits during squalls. I laughed when it shook the snow off of itself.


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4 comments:

  1. Nice picture! YAY! I've been them hanging their prey in the thornbird field, but since they cut down all the thornapples, haven't seen them again.

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  2. What sort of prey do they catch? Fantastic pic!

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  3. Never heard of this bird don't know if we have any around here.

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  4. Predator and songbird never came together in my head before now. Now I'm loving that apparent irreconcilable difference!

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